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    December 29, 2012
    5:00 - 6:00am PST  

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with showers lingering throughout the morning hours. but as we zoom into the current time, currently dry. not raining but roads still slick along the peninsula and then we will head to parts of the east bay. look for light rain following along 580, 680 through the dublin interchange and into livermore, as well. also in the south bay, this is where we will see the showers continue through the morning hours until about lunch. so some rain throughout san jose and los gatos, and through morgan hill light rain. it's quickly tapering off. i'll tell you when it's going to clear in your neighborhood coming up in my next fast. temperatures in the upper 30s to mid-40s around 7:00. clearing this afternoon and then dry and cool this evening. katie. >> all right. thank you so much. all of the reservoirs and the water supplies are in good shape because of all of this. the san francisco public utility commission tells us it's
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reservoirs are at 83% of capacity. east bay, five reservoirs, a combined 85%. and one of the santa clara valley water district's biggest rainwater reservoirs, the lexington, is at 63%. still room for rain down there. two people are dead of a getting washed into the water on the marin side of the golden gate bridge yesterday afternoon. a third person was able to make it back to shore and call 911. the coast barred and the tiburon fire department were not able to save a man and boy who were spotted in the water near the north tower of the golden gate bridge. sky 7hd was overhead as the rescue boats returned with both victims on board. their bodies were recovered just after five. they were pronounced dead when they arrived at a coast guard station. >> the unit shortly arrived within 25 minutes and recovered two bodies, one male adult and one child. those subjects were later pronounced deceased.
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>> a high surf advisory was in effect at the time they got swept away. police mate an arrest in the case of a woman found bound and gagged on the san francisco street. the new person charged is 26-year-old katheryn wong, no one by her nickname "the killer." she and five other people stormed a house on december 9th, beat up a young man and woman and left them for dead on the street. the man did die, the woman survived. district attorney said the attacks maybe connected to a credit card fraud operation. investigators have not yet determined how a house fire in the astro district started last night. the fire broke out about 7:00 p.m. on 26th street near castro. most of the damage was done to the attic but a home next door also sustained some damage during the fire fight. no one was hurt. authorities are stepping up their efforts to keep drunk drivers off the road and they will keep up the added pressure
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through new year's eve. tonight there are check points in san francisco, pacifica, redwood city, mountain view and san jose. abc7 news reporter alan wang reports from san rafael. >> around the bay area law enforcement agencies are conducting driver's license checks and, if needed, a sobriety test. >> do what you have to do but don't drink and drive. >> apparently an extra reminder is needed. during the week before christmas the chp made 1,171dui arrests statewide compared to 980 in 2011. fatalities were up more than double during this period. 39 compared to 14 last year. >> you know, i think people are a little more depressed this year. i think they are going out trying to find a relief for whatever pressures they have. >> i know a few. >> ben smith said he has friends who have had to pay the price for a dui arrest. >> it's expensive. i'm hearing different numbers. last time that i had a buddy,
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like $6,000 or something like that. i've heard $10,000. >> businesses like the pier 15 restaurant and bar say they will call a cab or drive a customer home themselves. they say it's worth it for both patron and customer. >> that's why we have returning customers all the time because we do care about our customers. >> they are offering water in between drinks and saying do you have a ride home? >> and this through years eve, jessica said she's avoiding the drive all together. >> on new year's eve we are going to a house party and we are all sleeping, spending the night there. >> a local law firm will provide free cab service in san francisco on new year's eve and bart will provide extended service until 3:00 a.m. reporting in san rafael, allen wong, abc7 news. >> lots of resources out there. new this morning, same sex marriages are now legal in the state of maine. [applause] >> several city halls opened at 12:01 amidon to issue the
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marriage licenses. the portland city hall was issuing them until 3:00 this morning. they cost $40 and require a valid photo id and a certified copy of a divorce decree if applicable. two other states have legalized marriage by popular vote, washington and maryland. there are fewer than three days left before taxes go up for almost all americans and several programs see major cuts. president obama met with republican and democratic leaders yesterday in a high stakes meeting at the white house. senate leaders will debate a new plan over the weekend, hoping to have a deal to vote on by monday. then it will go to the house. the president said a deal is critical for the nation. >> economists, business leaders all think we are poised to grow in 2013 as long as politics in washington don't get in the way of america's progress. so we've got to get this done.
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>> in the event congress does not make a deal, here's how the physical cliff could affect you. first, income taxes will go up substantially. a middle class family will pay about $2,000 more per year. gas prices will likely fall because individuals will have to spend lesson fuel. you could see longer lines at the airport because budget cuts would force the tsa to cut its staff and retail prices may fall because declining consumer confidence would push retailers to offer discounts to get shoppers into their stores. >> the ballpark is all decked-out for the game this afternoon against the u.s. navy he will academy and state. everyone's spirits are high and the game is bringing a boost for the local economy. ♪ >> in the spirit of match-up between the u.s. naval academy and the arizona state sun
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devils, friends and family from across the country are here. >> where are you from? >> annapolis, maryland. >> arizona. >> they are here to support their daughter, who is part of the arizona sun devil's spirit corps. >> when i was last here i was her age. >> she's a proud both of one of the frontline players on the naval academy team. this five day trip is a special treat for the whole family. >> we told the girls if he made the goal game, that's their christmas present. we did alcatraz yesterday. it was cool. >> we have two teams that are really excited to be here and their fans are excited to be here. i think we are filling up all the hotels in san francisco. >> 33,000 tickets have already been sold for the match-up. the capacity of 30,000 is not
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yet met. organizers estimate this will be another banner year for this goal game. >> over the last 11 years we brought in $130 million. so that's an average about $12 million or $13 million a year for the san francisco economy. >> again, the game is not filled out so if you would like to check out a college goal game and all the pomp and circumstance that comes along with it, you can buy a ticket online or come on down to the at&t box office. san francisco, abc7 news. coming up next, violence against women. the vigil in san francisco for a woman who lived half a world away. and let's take a live look outside as storm watch continues. this is emeryville right now. probably seeing some light rain at this hour. you can see the roads are wet.
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>> taking a look at all the bay area on live doppler 7hd. we are tracking the storm this morning. you can see it is predominantly in the south bay right now and a little bit to the east. remember, you can track the storm yourself always no matter where you are on abc7news.com. just go to our website and there you will find live doppler 7hd. this morning former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care in a houston family. bush family spokesman said the 88-year-old continues to improve. he said the 41st president is alert and, as always, in good spirits. bush has been in the hospital since november 23rd. a young woman when was brutally gaining-raped and beaten died of her injuries. now those around the world are
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demanding greater protection for women there. we are showing you the local effort to force change. >> it is just horrible. it's very, very sad. >> concerned bay area residents and members of local south asian organizations gathered in front of the the indian consulate in san francisco for a candlelight vigil in honor of the woman gaining raped in new delhi, india and died of her injuries. >> the extent of the violence is particularly shocking. >> on december 16th the 23-year-old gas gingrich raped and severally beaten while raiding this bus. six men were arrested in connection with the attack. the outrage has spread. >> it's growing alarming violence against women. >> she is the executive director of a bay area organization work to go end domestic violence in south asian communities. she helped organize the vigil to send a message to the indian consulate. >> this is not okay. >> she helped circulate a pegs
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for improved security and safety for women in new delhi. >> they are equal members of society and have a right to public safety. >> the pegs was turned over to the consulate. in are you, they said they hope the woman's struggles and sacrifice would not go to vain. >> we hope this will be a turning point. >> that's exactly what they were hoping for. >> not something that will happen overnight but i guess education will help the process. >> now, the fbi looked at marilyn monroe as a potential communist. the bureau had been keeping tabs on monroe since 1956 when agents received an anonymous tip that money from her production company was going to the communist party. she was married at the time to arthur miller, who was a member of the communist parties.
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the information does not contain new information on her death in 1962 or efforts by the bureau to investigate rumors that she had been murdered. >> new this morning the u.s. population is growing at a slower pace than projected. by new year's day it's projected to hit 315 million. that's an increase of less than 1% since the last census taken in april, 2010. low birth and immigration rates are given as the reason for the sluggish growth. a revised projection said the u.s. population will hit 400 million by 2015. that's short of the 439 million projected four years ago. move over prius. there's a new electric car in town that beats your gas mileage. the 2013 ford fusion will be certified by the epa as getting the electric equivalent of 108 miles a gallon in the city, 92 miles a gallon on the highway with a combined 100 miles to the gallon. the fusion's main rival, the
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toyota prius, the plug-in, gets 95 miles a gallon. the plug-in version of the honda accord has not been rated yet. the ford fusion costs just under $40,000. electric cars might be the future, but the dmv is looking to the past. on january 1st the dmv will begin taking orders for lot tremendous license plates. they are modeled after the ones they issued in the 50s, 60s and 70s. they are not a short thing. the dmv needs to get at least 7500 orders by 2015 to start the program. the price for a plate is $50. we have a link on our website where you can ap ly for one. go to abc7news.com under "see it on tv." it's 5:16 on this saturday morning. great to see you, as always. >> nice being here. we have a lt start for the weekend. things are clearing quickly. here's a live look over the bay
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area. some showers already leaving the north bay. i'll let you know when it should leave your neighborhood with your accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thank you, francis. also next the warriors beat the sixers at oracle arena,
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>> welcome back. we are coming up on 5:20 on saturday morning. you are looking live at the golden gate bridge. not many cars but you can see the pavement is wet. the rain has moved through the area, making its way south this morning. francis is joining us with a look at the forecast, exactly where and when it will continue to rain this morning. >> that's right. we had rain three hours ago on the golden gate bridge. we will take you outside and show you a live shot. the rain is starting to move south and it's quickly tapering, as well. here's a live look at interstate 80. we are picking up some returns right now over parts of the bay area. so let's go to live doppler 7hd and show you exactly where it's falling. during the last three hours you see the loop. look how quickly the green has disappeared, the light rain. then i will zoom in to the bay bridge. we have light returns over the bay bridge. it was on palo street, clearing
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through that area. right now no rain falling over the golden gate bridge. in parts of the east bay look for some rain falling, as well, through parts of dublin and livermore and the pass on 580. and in the south bay right now looking clear on 101. possibly some light rain on parts of tully road and also 280 and basskin avenue. the showers are starting to taper off quickly. it's cool as well. in the 40s for the most part. 40 in antioch. we will see numbers drop down in the next hour, 6:00 is when we look at our coolest numbers. we will see if we can possibly squeeze out an upper 40. 44 san francisco and mountain view. the showers are tapering off. we will see clearing first in the north bay. snow levels in the hills dropping down to about 3,000 feet, and then with the clear conditions overnight, it is going to be very chilly into
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tomorrow morning. but we will have a dry sunday. so here's a look at the satellite radar images. area of low pressure. this is continuing to slide south. as it does, the rain showers will move south, so that's why it's already clearing for us in the bay area. we should be clear by about noon. in fact, i ran the latest forecast models. so check out 7:00 already. only showing some showers in the santa cruz mountains. cloud cover for parts of the bay area, but already dry in the north bay. by lunchtime, dry for almost everyone with still some spotty showers, a chance of them continuing into the afternoon through the south bay and monterey bay. but then by 5:00 it's all gone. the system moves south bringing rain to southern california. there is still high surf advisory in effect until 10:00 tonight. current wave heights, 13 feet right now in bodega bay. do look out for strong rip currents and large waves.
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temperatures on the cool side once again. slightly below normal. 50 san francisco, 47 in clear lake and 51 in fremont, as well as in san jose. look for low 50s, as well, through the monterey bay area with 53 in santa cruz. here's your accuweather seven-day forecast. once the showers are clear, we are looking pretty good. dry on sunday but some very chilly numbers tomorrow morning. so do get ready for that. so far dry for new year's eve. i'm going to rerun the models. look like we might have a very slight chance of light rain, a weak system moving through, but then a good start to the new year. >> sure looks like it. we could use a little bit of dry now. >> we could. we are well above normal. i will have the totals in my next report. >> thanks. in sports the warriors welcome the boston celtics to oracle arena tonight. last night they beat the sixers winning their 20th game before the new year for the first time in 32 years. here's cole en refresh with the highlights in this morning's
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sports. >> the first of three straight home games began for the warriors last night. wright making his return. sixers at or gal. golden state 16-2 when holding their opponents to those points or less. steph curry, and the drunk. i mentioned duracell wright. we saw the catch-and-shoot three. finished with just 8, though. and getting it done. get it out into the first row. david lee, he approves. the mutombo finger wave. the off hand, off glass. warriors by 7. he finished with 25-12. more defense, carl landry times it. the swat on young. third quarter, it continues. blake thompson gets his hand in the passing lane. lee the handle. 1--point lead for the warriors. count it and he's fouled. know things are going well if you can make a free throw. money.
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warriors win, 96-89. they are 20-10. they welcome boston to town tonight. huge local boxes news. a megafight between robert "the ghost" guerrero maybe against floyd mayweather. the fight would take place in mgm grand in las vegas this may. this would be a pay-per-view event to which may weather is accustomed. it would be the biggest payday for guerrero. he actively pursued the fight. he said he thinks he earned it and he thinks he can win. well, he's not good enough to be the backup, yet he's good enough to be the start. raiders head coach dennis allen backtracking from the statement sunday after the key loss to carolina. he said dure really pryor will
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start sunday. it's an indictment against the former starter. he was listed inactive the first 11 games of the season. >> i'm anxious to see him play. i want to see him go out there and relax, play the game of football the way it's supposed to be played. i want to see him take command of the huddle and i want to see us to be able to get in and out of the huddle and the operation be smooth in running the offense. then i want to see him protect the football and make sure he makes good decisions, protects the football and then hopefully he will be able to do something, you know, with his skill set to give us a chance to move the ball down the field and score some points. does not bode well for the future of matt lineert. >> and eager to get back out there, those are the words from the tight end on friday. he took sunday night in seattle. he was vicious. davis still wearing the noncontact jersey in practice. he's listed as questionable for arizona on sunday. vernon is adamant he wants to play if cleared but he can't
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stop thinking about that hip. >> it's pretty brutal. it was brutal. brutal. >> do you think it was legal? he got penalized but he's not going to get find. >> i don't think it was legal, no. >> be sure to tune in tonight at five, six, nine and eleven, the hunger goal, navy and arizona state and stanford hosting uconn in women's hoops. i'm collin resch. have a great day, everyone. >> the goal game should be dry. next we have more storm watch coverage and what you can expect if your new year's plan include a ski trip to the lake tahoe area. taking a live look at the doppler 7hd. you can track the storm yourself. go to our website, abc7news.com. the rain steadily moving into the south bay. francis will hav
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>> welcome back, everyone. >> it is 5:30 and it is raining again in parts of the bay area this morning. we will start you off with the meteorologist francis in for lisa this morning. francis is tracking the storm. are where is the rain headed? >> it's headed south to be specific. here's a look at live doppler 7hdu see the center of the storm is moving now toward salinas as the area of low pressure, you see the rain circulate willing a counter clockwise direction. starting to clear in the north bay quickly and in the east bay you will find light rain on mission boulevard and fremont.
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also the parkway. in the south bay that's where you will see the showers continue through the morning hours but it should be clear by lunchtime. some light returns being picked up. 101, 87 and 280. look for some light showers, as well, right now. light to moderate in parts of san martin, 101, all along gilroy and 152. so they are going to clear today, this afternoon. and this morning we are starting off with temperatures right now in the 40s. clearing this afternoon, climbing up to the low 50s. then by this evening it it wille cool and dry with temperatures in the low 40s to near 50 degrees. i'll have your full accuweather seven-day forecast coming up shortly. katie. >> thank you. continue our storm watch coverage this morning, keeping an eye on bay area reservoirs which have been filling up rapidly with all this rain. many are nearing capacity. abc news reporter kira klapper
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is live. >> as soon as francis said the rain would be moving south, it started sprinkling a little bit. our drive down this morning was very wet on 101. a lot of slick conditions through redwood city and south of there. here in los gatos, as i said, not as wet as it has been. but it's been wet all over the bay area. let's take you to some video we have yesterday from marin county near mt. tam. it is full and overflowing. same for this dam. rushing water has been cass indicating over the top into alpine lake just below. reservoirs don't typically top off until april. you probably do know that. the marin municipal water district said all of their reservoirs, every one, has reached capacity this winter. that's the earliest in 30 years.
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the residents are pleased. >> we lived here with the water rationing back in the 90s. it's great to see you have a leg up on it already. >> the san francisco public utilities commission tells us it's reservoirs are at 83% of capacity. east bay mud, five reservoirs are at a combined 85%. but back here in santa clara valley water district, again we are here at lexington reservoir. it's at 63% of capacity. plenty of room for all the rain that's still to come this winter. reporting live in los gatos, kera sleys klapper, abc7 news. john alston talked to the bay area people heading for the slopes this weekend. >> the holidays combined with nice weather and plenty of new snow are making the ski resorts a magnet for bay area residents.
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>> it's the first time this season. we got together all family and we are excited to begin this season with fun. >> seven-year-old of san jose was getting his first taste of the slope. >> we came to learn how to ski. i don't have a chance to learn when i was young so here we go. >> then there was oakland native larry rogers, now living in chicago. >> great snow this weekend so i had to get up here and bring the kids and it's been a great time. >> you don't get snow in chicago, do you? >> we get snow but we don't get the mountains. we need snow and mountains so this is perfect. >> then the holidays line up perfect for us so we actually had about three weeks of holiday where normally we only have two. lining up with the weekends we are experiencing higher than normal volume. >> at blue canyon, john alston, abc7 news. >> new this morning president obama is making alternative
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plans in case congress does not vote on a compromise to avoid the physical cliff. nearly every american's paycheck is about to shrink until they prevent the tax hikes from kicking in january 1st. president obama said he will propose another vote in case they don't vote on it. >> i will urge the senate to hold an up-or-down vote that protects the middle class from an income tax hikes and extends unemployment americans look for a job and lays progress for more economic growth and deficit reduction. i believe such a proposal could pass both houses with bipartisan majorities as long as these leaders allow it to come to a vote. >> republican house speaker john boehner said he's willing to bend on raising tax force the wealthiest americans to avoid the physical cliff. don't be surprised if you come across a dui checkpoint in your neighborhood over the next few days. the highway patrol and other law
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enforcement agencies have their checkpoints in place. a bay area law maker is proposing a new solution for getting repeat drunk drivers off the roadways. it's already being as youd in other states. abc7 news reporter david louie has the details of the new proposal. >> the thinking behind the proposed crack down of repeat offenders is to address what state senator jerry hill says is a high rate of drunk drivers who don't modify their behavior. he cites twine statistics, the most recent numbers available. >> there were 161,000, 161,000dui arrests and convictions in california. twenty seven percent of those were repeat offenders. >> a second conviction would require a a driver to buy and install andre iguodala nation intercept device. this is video posted on youtube by several manufacturers showing how their devices work. a breath sample is taken and the
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car will start only if the driver passes the test. a sobriety checkpoint helped to intercept drunk drivers and take them off the street. redwood city police officers have checked 15,000 vehicles so far this holiday period and made 18 arrests. they support senator hill's bill as an additional deterrent. >> the legislation that is being proposed today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal that we have in deterring people that may not just have the will or the dedication or the morale fortitude to not drive drunk. >> the ignition intercept device costs about $100 initially but requires ongoing calibration to ensure accuracy. that can run an additional 50 to $100 every two months. the two-time offender would have to use it for one year. three time offender would use it for two years, the four-time offender for three years. mothers against drunk drivers would prefer the proposed law be tougher. >> we prefer they be installed
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on every dui-convicted persons car. in the meantime this legislation is a great stop gap. >> she said stop gap because four counties, including almeda county, are in the midst of a pilot project where they are required after a first conviction. and they are hoping data will come out of that project to bolt center their call for a stuffer law. abc7 news. an alert this morning from pg&e. the two utility is sending out tweets right now warning people a man with a hispanic accent is calling senior citizens telling them their service will be cut off unless they provide credit card or gift card information. pg&e said this is a scam. the utility would never ask for that kind of personal information over the phone and they want anyone who has been targeted to contact police. coming up next, need help with your new year's resolutions? well, there's an app for that. see what a bay area company has
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come up with that could inspire you to follow-through. and let's take a live look outside from sutro cam. the lights are up in the city but the clouds are out, as well. that's just this morning. things are clearing in the city, which is great. just in time for the goal game. francis w [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom
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>> good morning. we are on storm watch this morning. taking a look at live doppler 7hd. you can see the rain in the south bay right now. we know from kera klapper who is live in los gatos, the drops have started falling there this morning. you can go to abc7news.com and
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track the storm on live doppler 7hd no matter where you are. 'tis the season for making new year's resolutions and a week or two later usually the season of breaking them. what if you could get a little help following through? jonathan bloom has a look at a bay area social media company that has found a way to do just that. >> the start-up, i want the start-up to grow. that's my new year's resolution. >> ken is thinking big, but for most people few years resolutions sound something like this. >> this year i need to cook for myself better and do more exercise. i want to travel more this year. >> they are lofty goals and for some folks a little help to reach them would be worth something. >> i would pay $30 a month maybe. >> send me links or deals i don't know about or secrets off the path, destinations. >> there's a website for that called rewarder and it's a place you can offer up a reward for
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specific kind of information or expertise. >> they say i want this, i will pay this much. >> vice president showed us receipt wards offered for cooking tips. >> they want to learn to make the meals and be able to do it at home. >> workout advice. >> looking for a plan to run a marathon in under four hours. >> and vacation planning. >> and the best itinerary, $10.00. >> if you offer the reward, you pick the winner. >> up to 100 different people trying to win the reward and it's up to them to decide this person obviously knows it the best. this is the person i'm going to reward and payout. >> if you you are an expert at something you can earn some cash. >> i'm a dessert guy. i love all sweets from pie to ice cream, cakes, anything. >> so darren told us via skype he made 75 bucks teaching someone how to replicate his wife's key lime pie for christmas. >> that was a gift and he thanked me and said it was great, delicious. i was happy to help. >> how many can you get for giving good advice in if you help ken with his start-up, maybe a lot. >> it could be ten bucks, it
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could be a million dollars. >> in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. a lot of range there. as 2012 comes to a close you can take a look back at this year's top seven news stories. also video and photo slide shows at abc7news.com. that's also where you can always track the storm with live doppler 7hd. francis is doing that, as well. >> yes, i have been tracking it all morning. it's been very active and busy. i want to take you outside and show you a live shot of the slightly slick roadways due to the rain that's fell overnight. i'll let you know when it's going to end in your neighborhood and i'll have your accuweather seven-day forecast coming up. >> thank you, francis. also ahead, getting ready for the big stage. the local high school band making history in this year's
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>> good morning. thanks for joining us at 5:46 this saturday morning. a live look from the roof cam at
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the embarcadero and bay bridge in san francisco. dry out there right now. chilly, though. temperatures hovering around 44. the rain has passed through. it has gone on to playing other other -- plague other stays in the north bay. send us your pictures at ureport at kgo-tv.com. a lot of stuff going on out there. we know our viewers come across interesting scenes with the weather. >> and it's fun to share them with everybody. you showed the live picture of san francisco. we had a quarter inch of rain the last 24 hours. in the south bay still raining. i'll show you a live shot near san jose and the shark tank and highway 87. roads quite a bit wet there. we had up to almost half an inch in the santa cruz mountains over the last 24 hours. they will get a little bit more as the storm still continues to slide south along the coast. i'll take you to live doppler
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7hd to show you what i mean. you can see the areas of green, the light rain and over the last three hours look at how it's moved out of the north bay, starting to already clear right around the bay area and then moving south toward gilroy and salinas. the rain circulating counter clockwise around the area of low pressure. so we will zoom in a bit. if you are heading to the fight hunger goal game today at 1:00, dry for you. partly cloudy conditions. temperatures on the cool side although you will get some sunshine. but we are still tracking some reason in cupertino. the rain is starting to move south of mountain view right now. look for showers on 280, parts of highway 17 in the santa cruz mountains and more light returns on 101 through morgan hill and san martin. temperatures right now are in the 40s. so 44 in san francisco, as katie
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mentioned. 48 fremont. cooler in concord at 41 degrees. it will come down a few degrees in the next hour. the showers are tapering. it also brings snow levels down to about 3,000 feet. we could see a little bit of a rain-snow mix, mount hamilton. and chilly overnight with clearing conditions. but a dry day tomorrow. starting off wet but it will end pretty nicely through sunday. the area of low pressure sliding south just along the coast of california. it will bring some showers and even some winter weather through parts of southern california. lookout for that if you are heading through the grapevine on i-5 today. you might want to hold off until tomorrow. the forecast model shows the light rain clearing and the clouds clearing, as well. 7:00 possibly some showers in the santa cruz area and the santa cruz mountains. look at that, by lunchtime mainly clear all around the bay area with some clouds over parts of the south bay and east bay. possibly a stray shower in the afternoon hours but looking
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pretty good by this evening. so temperatures will be on the cool side once again but there is still a high surf advisory in effect until 10:00 tonight. right now current waves, wave heights in bodega bay, 13 feet. look out for that throughout this evening. highs in the 50s for the most part with the exception of upper 40s in ukiah and clear lake. 50s in san francisco. low 50s through parts of monterey bear. here's the academy weather seven-day forecast. the showers are already starting to taper off. i think we will see a nice afternoon with cool conditions and a chilly start tomorrow morning, but more sunshine for us. looking pretty dry for the most part new year's eve into new year's day. >> we will take it. thank you, francis. >> preparations for the 124th annual tournament of roses parade are in full swing. volunteers working are getting the flowery floats ready in
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pasadena. this year dr. seuss' theme, oh, the places you will go. a san jose high school band is going to be one of only two dozen bands performing in the tournament of roses parade. as abc7 news reporter karina rusk tells us, they will also do something that's never been done before. ♪ >> this practice is taking place in the parking lot. the real performance will take place on national television. >> pretty much just excitement. we are ready to go and prepared and excited. >> san jose's valley christian high school is not only marching in the tournament of roses parade is the first band ever to team up with one from another nation. beijing number 57 high school. the only time the two groups met was on a visit to the school in april. the school provided in video. >> we are excited about the opportunity. the challenge is the limited
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rehearsal time we have. that's what we are here doing. ♪ >> the two bands have been practicing in their home countries for more than a year. while language is a barrier, music is the common denominator. and this gal from beijing 57 shared her thoughts through an interpreter. >> she thought we can practice together and be able to communicate and make friends. >> together the 235 musicians call themselves the east-meets-west fusion band. >> in addition to memorizing the music, they must move in step to negotiate the turn on the parade route. >> all eyes and cameras will be watching as they hit colorado boulevard in pasadena. >> i've never heard of a 105-degree turn. i've usually seen 90s. it's scary. >> nerves are expected areas the teenagers prepare for a performance of a lifetime. but mostly they just can't wait
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for the world to hear the sound they make at one. >> we will be hearing two cultures come together with a boom and a boom and a boom! >> if you tune in on new year's day, san jose's valley christian will be wearing blue uniforms. beijing 57 will be dressed in red. together the music will make history. in gilroy, karina rusk, abc7 news. you can watch the valley christian beijing fusion band and the rest of the parade new year's morning beginning at 8:00 a.m. on abc7. the sports anchor mike shumann is heading to pasadena to cover the rose bowl. his reports will air here on abc7. coming up, it made it to space and back but now it needs some tlc. n.a.s.a.
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>> here are the winning numbers from last night he's megamom draw. 10, 13, 32, 40, 41 and the meganumber is 32. nobody correctly picked all six numbers. tuesday night's jackpot is estimated at $30 million. the space shuttle atlantis is being shrink wrapped in florida. n.a.s.a. is putting 16,000 square feet of shrink wraparound the spacecraft to protect it while crews build a museum around it. it will be the centerpiece of the exhibit at the kennedy space center visitor complex.
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n.a.s.a. said the move is necessary to make sure the orbiter isn't damaged by dirt or debris during construction. it's probably seen worse. the 2011 marked the end of the space shuttle program. the museum should be open to the public by july. taking a last look this hour at the storm, at the rain. francis is tracking it for us. >> starting to move out of the bay area. here's live doppler 7hd showing you the loop during the last three hours. look how it's sliding south right now, already clearing the north bay. as we zoom in title you see the center of the low just off the coast of salinas and it will clear in the south bay as well, but not until later in the afternoon. we will see partly cloudy conditions with lots of sunshine, especially in the north bay. temperatures on the cool side. look for 47 in clear lake, 51 napa, 50 san francisco and 51 san jose. >> francis, thanks so much. coming up next at six, we will continue tracking the rain with more storm watch coverage. also, tragedy on the water.
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three people swept into the ocean. they did not all make it out alive. and it's already been historic in the northeast where several same-sex couples
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>> taking a live look outside at 6:00 a.m. in san jose. it is a wet and cold start to the morning for folks in the south bay. of course, all around the bay area we are pretty used to that. francis is tracking the storm. i'm katie. we will send you over to the weather center for the latest from francis, who is in for lisa. >> good morning, everyone. here's a look at live doppler 7hd. you see the air and the rain circulating in a counter clockwise direction around this area of low pressure. look at that, it's moving south, already clearing from the north bay. we are still getting